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Driving Directions

Driving to Campus

Starting Point Directions
Via the Tri-State (I-294) Southbound Exit East on 95th Street (17 mile marker). Drive East on 95th to Pulaski Avenue (approximately 5 miles East of the Tri-State). Turn right (South) on Pulaski and drive 1 mile to 103rd. Turn left and Saint Xavier is 2 blocks ahead on the left.
Via the Tri-State (I-294) Northbound Exit North on Cicero Avenue (12 mile marker). Drive North on Cicero to 103rd Street (20 blocks). Turn right (East) on 103rd. Saint Xavier is approximately 1.5 miles ahead on the left.
From the loop Drive South on the Dan Ryan Expressway (1-94) to 95th Street where I-94 (to Indiana) and I-57 (to Memphis) split. Stay to the right and take I-57 to the second exit (#357) (Halsted Street). Proceed straight across Halsted, bearing right until 99th Street which curves to the right. Stay on 99th for 3.5 miles until Central Park. Turn left on Central Park and turn right after 1.5 blocks onto campus.
From I-57 (Northbound) Take the Monterey Avenue/111th Street exit (#355) and turn left (West). Stay on Monterey, which eventually becomes 111th. Continue on 111th to Kedzie Avenue and turn right (North). Follow Kedzie to 103rd Street. Turn left (West) on 103rd. Saint Xavier is 5 blocks ahead on the right.
Via I-80 Eastbound or Westbound Take the Tri-State (I-294) North (exit #155). See directions for the Tri-State Northbound.
Via I-55 Northbound Take the Tri-State (I-294) South to Indiana (exit 278). See directions for Tri-State Southbound.
Via I-55 Southbound Exit South on Pulaski Avenue (exit 287). Continue south on Pulaski to 103rd Street. Turn left (East) on 103rd. Saint Xavier is 2 blocks ahead on the left.

Mass Transit

Cougar Peer Mentors

Commuter Student Programs is the umbrella term for a program that oversees all commuter services offered from the Office of Student Life. Outreach to commuters would fall into three distinct areas:

  1. Programming -- social opportunities, disseminate information to commuters via newsletter, email, social media
  2. Mentorship -- provide opportunities for mentorship to serve to all commuter students of SXU
  3. Advocacy -- work to address day-to-day concerns commuters may have with interaction, involvement, enrichment, engagement, etc.

As commuter students here at SXU, you'll have a uniquely different experience than that of our resident students. Commuting during your first year, in particular, can be very challenging -- and sometimes overwhelming. To that end, the Office of Student Life oversees a number of programs that help provide opportunities for commuter students to connect with one another, learn about campus resources and to get involved in the SXU community.

Our CPMs are charged with creating programs and services that connect commuter and resident students to the SXU community. CPMs will serve as a resource and advocate for the needs of all first-years and will help support students as they work to balance commuting, academic and co-curricular success at SXU.

CPMs are #firstyearproud and are here to answer your questions, relay what is going on at SXU and advocate for you with any concerns you may have as a commuter! Their current headquarters is in the Student Life Office (L-103) of the Warde Academic Center.

Student Government Association

As a commuter student, you have representation on student government here at SXU! Do you have concerns regarding commuter students? Do you have suggestions for future programming? Please send all questions, concerns or suggestions to your SGA rep:

Gabriela Garcia
Vice President of Commuter Affairs
sga@mymail.sxu.edu

Student Government Association is the official student body organization for the University and formally acts as a liaison among students, faculty, administration and the surrounding University community. SGA's stated mission is to provide an effective and responsive student government, advocate student rights and concerns, enhance the overall academic and campus experience, inform the student body about academic and administrative processes, increase the awareness of SGA and demonstrate the student's impact on the University

Commuter Appreciation Week

Join Student Activities Board and the Cougar Peer Mentors (CPM) for a week filled with free food, events and fun in appreciation of our commuter students! Please check The Den for Commuter Appreciation Week events every spring semester. Make sure to have your commuter pass and your Den event pass ready to scan at all the events!

Shuttle Routes

During the academic year, Public Safety provides a shuttle bus service for students, faculty and staff. Shuttle service runs from 7:30 a.m. through 10:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note, shuttle service may be delayed during inclement weather.

You can view the schedule routes below.

There is no University parking allowed on the streets by the Visual Arts Center (VAC), so Saint Xavier University offers a dedicated shuttle to the VAC from the Warde Academic Center. The shuttle ride is approximately 10 minutes and the shuttle stop at the Warde Academic Center is in front of the Stump Library on the north side of the building.
Please call 773-298-4400 if you need a shuttle to/from the Visual Arts Center.                                        
Monday Morning-Afternoon                                        
Warde 8:30 a.m. Standby 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Standby 12:00 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. Standby 2:15 p.m. 2:25 p.m. Standby 2:45 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:05 p.m.          
VAC 8:35 a.m. Standby 10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Standby 12:05 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:25 p.m. Standby 2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Standby 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:10 p.m.          
Monday Evening                                        
Warde 3:15 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Standby 5:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:50 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Standby 8:45 p.m.                            
VAC 3:20 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Standby 5:35 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Standby 8:50 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:10 p.m.                        
Tuesday Morning                                        
Warde 8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Standby 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Standby 10:45 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Standby 11:00 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Standby 12:15 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:55 p.m. Standby          
VAC 8:35 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Standby 10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Standby 10:50 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Standby 11:05 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:35 a.m. Standby 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Standby          
Tuesday Afternoon-Evening                                        
Warde 1:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 1:50 p.m. Standby 2:45 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Standby 3:45 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Standby 6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Standby 9:15 p.m.              
VAC 1:15 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Standby 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Standby 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Standby 6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Standby 9:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 9:40 p.m.          
Wednesday Morning-Afternoon                                        
Warde 8:30 a.m. Standby 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Standby 12:00 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. Standby 2:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m.          
VAC 8:35 a.m. Standby 10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Standby 12:05 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:25 p.m. Standby 2:15 p.m. 2:25 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 2:45 p.m.  2:55 p.m. 3:05 p.m.          
Wednesday Evening                                        
Warde Standby 3:15 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 3:55 p.m. Standby 5:45 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Standby 8:45 p.m.                          
VAC Standby 3:20 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Standby 5:50 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:40 p.m. Standby 8:50 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:10 p.m.                      
Thursday Morning                                        
Warde 8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Standby 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Standby 10:45 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Standby 11:00 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Standby 12:15 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:55 p.m. Standby          
VAC 8:35 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Standby 10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Standby 10:50 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Standby 11:05 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:35 a.m. Standby 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Standby          
Thursday Afternoon-Evening                                        
Warde 1:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 1:50 p.m. Standby 2:45 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Standby 3:45 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Standby 6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Standby 9:15 p.m.              
VAC 1:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Standby 2:50 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Standby 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Standby 6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Standby 9:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 9:40 p.m.          
Friday
Warde 9:55 a.m. Standby 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. Standby 3:45 p.m.                                      
VAC 10:00 a.m. Standby 12:25 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:55 p.m. Standby 4:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 4:20 p.m.                                  

**Standby Denotes Call Public Safety Dispatch for Shuttle Service. ***Schedule Subject to Change

The University also operates a weekend shuttle van, Friday through Sunday, which transports students to the Midway CTA Orange line train. The shuttle also makes transports to several off-campus stops to various local businesses. The Last Pick-up on Friday and Saturday for the local shuttle will be at 11:20 p.m.

Please contact the Public Safety dispatcher at 773-298-4400 to make a local shuttle request during the hours listed on schedule.

Saturday
 
Rubloff Hall   1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m.   5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
95th & Pulaski - 95th & Keeler local Business   *1:15 p.m. *2:15 p.m. *3:15 p.m.   *5:15 p.m. *6:15 p.m. *7:15 p.m.  
Rubloff Hall 12:30 p.m 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.  
95th & Pulaski - 95th & Keeler local Business *12:45 p.m. *1:45 p.m. *2:45 p.m. *3:45 p.m. *4:45 p.m. *5:45 p.m. *6:45 p.m. *7:45 p.m.  
Sunday                  
Rubloff Hall   1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m.   5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
95th & Pulaski - 95th & Keeler local Business   *1:15 p.m. *2:15 p.m. *3:15 p.m.   *5:15 p.m. *6:15 p.m. *7:15 p.m.  
Rubloff Hall 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.  
95th & Pulaski - 95th & Keeler local Business *12:45 p.m. *1:45 p.m. *2:45 p.m. *3:45 p.m. *4:45 p.m. *5:45 p.m. *6:45 p.m. *7:45 p.m.  
Questions Call 773-298-4400 or dial "0" from a campus phone. For information about how to request an additional drop-off option for the weekend shuttle, please contact weekendshuttle@sxu.edu. All other inquiries, comments and questions about the shuttle should be directed to Public Safety.
*These are times reserved for standby shuttle request(s) to the CTA Orange line and Chicago Ridge Mall. If there are no passenger request(s), the shuttle van will provide local shuttle service.
For information about how to request an additional drop-off option for the weekend shuttle, please contact weekendshuttle@sxu.edu. All other inquiries, comments, questions about the shuttle should be directed to the Office of Public Safety.

Shuttle Rules

  • Treat your driver with respect.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Face masks are worn in shared spaces.
  • Profanity is unacceptable.
  • You must show a valid SXU Cougar ID to ride the University shuttle.
  • Transporting alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.
  • During busy times, driver is only able to wait two minutes for passenger pickup.
  • Transportation to private residences or bars is not provided.
  • Disruptive individuals may be refused service and referred to the dean of students.
  • Shuttle service may be delayed during inclement weather.
  • Transportation to private residences or bars is not provided.
  • Disruptive individuals may be refused service.

**The last pickup on Friday and Saturday for local shuttle businesses will be at 8 p.m.**

Shuttle Stops and Escorts

Shuttle stops are clearly designated with a sign and are visible on the campus map.

95th and Pulaski: 95th and Keeler Local Business

Grocery/Retailers

  • Jewel-Osco
  • Target/Starbucks
  • Walgreens
  • The Home Depot

Restaurants

  • Portillo's
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread

Banks

  • First National Bank of Evergreen Park
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Chase Bank

University Locations

  • Warde Academic Center
  • Rubloff Hall (West end/Lot 4 entrance)

Parking and Vehicle Regulations on Campus

The following establishes the parking and vehicle code enforcement policy at Saint Xavier University, which regulates the parking and operation of motor vehicles, including all property owned and managed by the University.

General Policy: The primary purpose of the SXU parking and vehicle code enforcement policy is to provide clear and consistent procedures and enforcement guidelines in order to maintain pedestrian safety and orderly vehicular movement and parking on campus. All regulations are in effect and enforced throughout the calendar year. The University reserves the right to amend the regulations as may be deemed necessary. During special events, certain areas may be designated as reserved parking zones. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space is the sole responsibility of the vehicle operator. Inability to find a convenient parking space is not an excuse for violating University parking regulations.

Please Note: During severe rainstorms, some parking lots may flood.

Vehicles left in an abandoned state will have a warning notice affixed to the driver's side rear window. If after five days the vehicle is not claimed, it will be towed and stored at the owner's expense. If for any other reason you must leave your vehicle on campus, please notify Public Safety at (773) 298-4400.

If you are hit by another vehicle or are in any way involved in an accident on University property, you should call Public Safety at (773) 298-4400. For insurance reasons, it is highly recommended that you call.

ADA parking spaces are located on campus for those displaying a State of Illinois ADA placard. For those who require the use of a temporary SXU issued ADA parking tag due to an ailment or pregnancy, please submit a doctor's note along with your request to Public Safety (CSC 100) or the Center for Accessibility Resources (WAC L-108).

In the event that the violator or registered owner who is issued a parking citation does not pay the fine at the Office of Public Safety within the specified 14 days after the issuance of the citation, Public Safety will forward fines to the Office of the Bursar for collection. Public Safety also reserves the right to forward fines to a collection agency for payment. In some cases, a hold shall be placed on the violator's ability to conduct any University business. A letter shall be sent to the last known address of the violator notifying them of the hold, any increased fine, and advisement that the University reserves the right to use a collection agency to collect fines.

Individuals wishing to appeal a citation may obtain appeal forms at the Office of Public Safety. An appeal must be filed in writing during the initial 14-day period after the date upon which the citation was issued. The filing of an appeal stays or holds the assessed fine until after the appeal is heard by the appeals committee.

An appeals committee will be appointed by the chief of police/director of Public Safety. The chief of police or a designee will also have a seat on the committee as a non-voting member.

If the appeals committee rules in favor of the appellant, Public Safety shall issue a letter advising that the appeal was granted and the ticket is no longer active. If the appeals committee does not grant the appeal, Public Safety shall issue a letter to the address on the appeal form advising that the appeal was denied and that the fine must be paid within 15 days of the date of issuance of the letter. 

Fines collected shall be deposited into the student parking fine account to be utilized for the purchase, repair and maintenance of law enforcement-related equipment.

The provisions of this code apply to all persons within the limits of Saint Xavier University, whether faculty, staff, student or visitor, and all property owned and managed by the University.

Bicycles are not required to be registered. However, it is highly recommended that, for safety and theft reasons, you register your bicycle with the local police departments.

View the SXU Campus Map which details the locations of all University parking lots, shuttle stops and emergency telephone locations.

Parking is not permitted at any time in fire lanes, designated handicapped parking zones, or marked designated spaces. If unloading passengers and/ or packages, a vehicle may utilize loading zone parking spaces with hazard lights flashing, provided the duration of the use does not exceed five minutes. Citations will be issued for any vehicle unlawfully parked in these areas.

The enforcement of parking and traffic regulations is the responsibility of the chief of police/director of Public Safety.

There is no authorized University parking on 103rd Street, Central Park Avenue, South Lawndale Avenue, South St. Louis Avenue, South Spaulding Avenue, neighboring side streets, or adjacent schools, churches or businesses. The Chicago and Evergreen Park police departments patrol these areas. Vehicles parked illegally on the streets or private property around the University may be ticketed and towed. Under Illinois law, University police are authorized to regulate and control traffic on the public way, adjacent to University property.

Guests remaining overnight must register their vehicle with the resident hall Public Safety desk officers after their stay has been approved by an RA. Guest vehicles are permitted to park in Lot 7, which is located east of Morris Hall. All unauthorized vehicles left on campus after 2 a.m. are subject to being cited and towed at the owner's expense. Vehicles are prohibited from parking overnight in Parking Lot 2.

There are approximately 1,700 parking spaces available for student, faculty, staff and visitor use at the campus.

Performing any major repairs and oil changes is prohibited. Registered owners are permitted to make minor repairs such as fixing a flat tire, or replacing a battery or light bulbs. Hazardous or dilapidated vehicles are prohibited and may be cited and towed.

Residential Students who will have a vehicle on campus are required to register their vehicle and obtain a residential parking permit from the Public Safety Department Administrative Offices located in the Campus Service Center Building -- Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parking permit will be displayed in the upper passenger side of the vehicle's rear window.

Overnight residential guests that have a vehicle on campus are required to register their vehicle and obtain an overnight guest parking pass from the Public Safety Officer of the Residence Hall that the guest is staying in. Public Safety will verify with Residence Line (RA) that the guest has been approved.

All overnight guests are required to park vehicles in lot 7 (along Central Park Ave.).

There may be occasions when it is necessary to stay late in the evening. If requested, Public Safety officers can provide a safety escort to your vehicle. Officers will respond as soon as possible, however, emergency or high-priority calls may delay the response for the escort. If this occurs, students should remain in a secure location. The Campus Police/Public Safety supervisor will evaluate and address late-night escort requests to or from off-campus University housing. Where conduct violations may be involved, the on-duty hall director will also be notified and respond with Public Safety. To request an escort, contact the Public Safety dispatcher at (773) 298-4400 or use any of the interior emergency phones or any of the exterior emergency phones.

During the academic year, Public Safety provides a shuttle bus service for students, faculty and staff. Shuttle service runs from 7:30 a.m. through 10:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The University also operates a weekend shuttle service from noon until 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle makes transports to several off-campus stops and to local businesses.

For information concerning shuttle routes and schedules, please see our Shuttle Bus Schedule.

Saint Xavier University cannot, and will not, assume responsibility for theft and/or damage to vehicles or their contents while on campus. Vehicles should be locked at all times and valuables stored out of plain view.

Illegally parked or abandoned vehicles on campus may be towed away at the owner’s expense when the vehicle blocks the efficient flow of traffic, interferes with snow removal activity, or is parked illegally or in a restricted area (e.g., handicapped reserved, fire lanes or grass areas), or for unpaid parking citations.

University police officers are authorized to place notice on abandoned or unattended vehicles left on the campus beyond posted closing hours and for more than 24 hours, which will result in the vehicle being towed. University police shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner prior to towing the vehicle, per this section.

The University utilizes a licensed police tow company:

Walsh's Auto and Truck Repair
5600 W. 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL
708-422-1088

Regular business hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

Vehicle assistance includes jumping a dead battery, lockouts and assisting in contacting a local service station for additional assistance. Public Safety cannot assist with changing flat tires or opening locked vehicle doors that are equipped with side-curtain airbags. Lockout assistance requires a standard waiver form to be completed and signed by the owner of the locked vehicle.

Citations and fees

The following violations occurring on private property are enforceable by the Chicago and Saint Xavier Police Departments and may be prosecuted in Traffic Court of the Circuit Court of Cook County:

Parking and Traffic Citations carry the following fines:

Citation

Fine

Roadways:
No vehicle is permitted to park on, stand on or obstruct any roadways or drives at any time. In emergencies, vehicles should be moved to the nearest shoulder of the roadway, if possible.
$50
Parking Spaces:
All vehicles shall be parked in appropriately lined parking spaces. Parking in traffic lanes or outside the yellow lines of designated parking spaces is not permitted.
$50
Restricted Parking:
It is a violation to park in any special, reserved or restricted parking area without proper authorization. This includes but is not limited to handicapped spaces, service vehicle spaces, short-term parking spaces, loading dock spaces, reserved spaces or any other parking spaces designated for a specific purpose.
$50
Off Roadway Parking/Driving:
Vehicles are not allowed on walks, grass or grounds on University property without prior permission from Public Safety.
$50
Overnight Parking: Overnight parking of vehicles on campus is prohibited except with prior authorization from University police. Authorization will be limited to mechanical problems, a University-authorized trip or emergency situations as determined by University police. Resident students are provided with designated parking lots. Requests shall be made by calling Public Safety at (773) 298-4400. $50
No Parking Zone:
Vehicles are not permitted to be parked in any location that is designated by a sign, painted curb, or in any other manner as a no parking zone.
$50
Fire Lanes or Fire Hydrants:
It is a violation to park in any designated fire lane or within 15 feet of any fire hydrant.
$100
Handicapped Parking:
It is a violation to park any vehicle in any handicapped parking space without a valid Disabled Parking Placard or license plate issued by the state of Illinois or other valid state agency properly displayed on said vehicle. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle at the time it is parked and also when it is removed from the parking space. Temporary handicapped placards for parking on University property may be obtained through University police upon demonstration of need.
$250
Unsafe Equipment:
It is a violation to operate any vehicle whose equipment does not comply with the requirements for motor vehicle equipment set forth in 625 ILCS 5/12, Articles I through IX. This section includes but is not limited to: lighting, including headlights, taillights, registration lights, brake lights and turn signals; obstructed, tinted or defective windshields or windows; failure to wear seatbelts; using audio video devices, including texting and headsets; miscellaneous items such as sound amplification, improper use of horn or loud/defective exhaust, suspension or bumpers; and license plate covers.
$75
Registration:
No vehicle shall be parked in a public parking area or on a roadway without current valid registration properly displayed.
$75
Speeding:
No vehicle shall exceed the posted speed limit in excess of 15 miles per hour.
$100
Failure to Stop/Yield:
All vehicles shall obey all traffic control lights and signage.
$100
Disobey Public Safety Officer:
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer or person authorized by local authority to direct, control or regulate traffic.
$100
Careless/Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle:
No person shall drive any motor vehicle with a willful wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
$100

Enforcement and Payment Information

When a violation of this code is observed, a Saint Xavier University parking citation may be issued and shall at least contain the description of the parked motor vehicle, including license number, location of violation, date and time of violation, violation section number, and the signature and identification number of the issuing officer. The parking citation shall be placed under the driver’s side windshield wiper of the vehicle parked in violation or presented to the operator of the vehicle.

Parking citations may be issued by University Public Safety for infractions of parking and equipment regulations. Citations issued to any vehicle parked in violation of any of the provisions shall be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, who shall be responsible for such violation and all related penalties. However, if the identity of the person operating the vehicle at the time of the violation can be determined, the citation may be issued to said operator in lieu of the registered owner, and that person shall be held accountable for the violation and all related penalties. 

All fines should be paid in the Public Safety office located in the Campus Service Center. After the 14-day appeal period, fines should be paid in the Bursar's Office located in the Warde Academic Center.

After 14 days, unpaid citation fines will automatically be charged a $5 late fee. Where applicable, student or employee accounts will be charged the original fine and late fee.

Unpaid citations will be forwarded monthly to the Bursar's Office and charged to the vehicle owner's account.

The registered owner is responsible for all traffic and parking citations and fines for that vehicle, regardless of who was using it (unless previously reported stolen).

In the event that the violator or registered owner who is issued a parking citation does not pay the fine at the Office of Public Safety within the specified 14 days after the issuance of the citation, Public Safety will forward fines to the Office of the Bursar for collection. Public Safety also reserves the right to forward fines to a collection agency for payment. In some cases, a hold shall be placed on the violator’s ability to conduct any University business. A letter shall be sent to the last known address of the violator notifying them of the hold, any increased fine, and advisement that the University reserves the right to use a collection agency to collect fines.

Individuals wishing to appeal a citation may obtain appeal forms at the Office of Public Safety. An appeal must be filed in writing during the initial 14-day period after the date upon which the citation was issued. The filing of an appeal stays or holds the assessed fine until after the appeal is heard by the appeals committee.

An appeals committee will be appointed by the chief of police/director of Public Safety. The chief of police or a designee will also have a seat on the committee as a non-voting member.

If the appeals committee rules in favor of the appellant, Public Safety shall issue a letter advising that the appeal was granted and the ticket is no longer active. If the appeals committee does not grant the appeal, Public Safety shall issue a letter to the address on the appeal form advising that the appeal was denied and that the fine must be paid within 15 days of the date of issuance of the letter. 

Fines collected shall be deposited into the student parking fine account to be utilized for the purchase, repair and maintenance of law enforcement-related equipment.

Note: The safety and welfare of all individuals utilizing campus property will always be strictly enforced. Saint Xavier University reserves the right to tow a vehicle at the owner's expense. Storage, abandonment and incurred payments will be the responsibility of the vehicle's owner.

Discovering Chicago

Chicago is an exciting place to live and learn. Being just a short distance from downtown Chicago, Saint Xavier provides its students with rich cultural and entertainment opportunities through student programming efforts. Throughout the year, several events hosted downtown are available and include transportation for free or at a very low cost to students. We hope you enjoy and utilize our essential guide to Chicago's attractions.

Getting Downtown and Back Again

Downtown from the campus is easy and there are two ways to do it:

Metra Rail Maps and Schedules

To travel downtown from SXU:
  • Take the CTA 103rd Street Bus Eastbound to the 103rd Street Metra Station.
  • Board Metra Train inbound for Downtown Chicago.
To travel to the SXU Campus from Downtown:
  • Board the Rock Island Suburban Line of Metra at the LaSalle Street Station (414 S. LaSalle).
  • Get off the train at the 103rd Street Station in the Beverly neighborhood.
  • Catch a Westbound CTA Bus #103 on 103rd Street and travel two miles.
  • Exit the bus at SXU.

Transit Chicago

To travel downtown from SXU:
  • Take the CTA Bus #53A Northbound from the corner of 103rd St and Pulaski Avenue.
  • Exit the bus at the Pulaski Orange Line Station and board a CTA train inbound for Downtown Chicago.  You can also use this route to get to Chicago Midway Airport. 
To travel to the SXU Campus from Downtown:
  • Board any CTA Orange Line train at any station of the Loop elevated tracks. Any Orange Line train you board will be going towards Midway Airport.
  • Ride the train to the Pulaski Station—the second to last stop on the line.
  • Upon leaving the train at Pulaski, board a Southbound CTA #53A bus and ride to 103rd Street.
  • SXU is two blocks east of Pulaski on 103rd Street.

Midway International Airport

Directions:
  • Orange line away from the Loop toward Midway
  • Exit Orange Line Train at Midway

O'Hare International Airport

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the loop to Clark/Lake
  • Transfer to Blue Line Train toward O'Hare
  • Exit Blue Line Train at O'Hare

Chinatown

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward 95th/Dan Ryan
  • Exit Red Line Train at Cermak-Chinatown

Hard Rock Cafe

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Grand
  • Walk north a short distance on State
  • Walk west a short distance on Ontario
  • The Hard Rock Cafe is located on the corner of Clark and Ontario

John Hancock Center

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Walk west on Chicago to Michigan
  • Walk north on Michigan to the John Hancock Center

Lincoln Park Zoo

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train at Clark/Division
  • Exit Red Line Train at Clark/Division
  • Walk west a short distance to Division and LaSalle
  • Take CTA Bus #156 LaSalle Northbound
  • Exit bus at Stockton and Webster
  • Walk east to Lincoln Park Zoo's main gate

Millennium Park

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green line Train at Madison/Wabash
  • Walk east a short distance to Millennium Park

Navy Pier

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus #66 Chicago Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Navy Pier Bus Terminal

Willis Tower

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Quincy
  • Walk north to Adams
  • Walk west on Adams to the Willis Tower

Chicago City Hall

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington/State
  • Walk west a short distance on Washington
  • Walk north a short distance on Clark to Chicago City Hall

Cook County Traffic Court

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington/State
  • Walk west a short distance on Washington

Adler Planetarium

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Solidarity and Linn White
  • Walk southeast on S. Linn White

Art Institute of Chicago

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green Line Train at Adams/Wabash

Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Grand
  • Take CTA Bus #65 Grand Westbound
  • Exit bus at Grand and Wells
  • Walk north a short distance on Wells
  • Walk west a short distance on Ontario to Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

Field Museum

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Roosevelt and Michigan
  • Walk southeast a short distance on Michigan
  • Walk east a short distance on Roosevelt
  • Walk northeast on Lake Shore Dr. to the Field Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus #66 Chicago Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Chicago and Mies van Der Rohe

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Harrison
  • Walk north a short distance on State
  • Walk east a short distance on Harrison
  • Walk south a short distance on Michigan to the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Science and Industry

Directions:
  • Take CTA Bus #103 West 103rd Eastbound
  • Arrive 95th CTA Bus Terminal
  • Take CTA Red Line Train to Howard
  • Arrive Garfield CTA
  • Take CTA Bus #55 from Garfield Eastbound to Museum of Science and Industry

Shedd Aquarium

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Shedd Aquarium

Soldier Field (Home to the Chicago Bears)

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at McFetridge and Park District Building
  • Follow the crowds!

United Center (Home to the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks)

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington and State
  • Walk south a short distance on North State
  • Take CTA Bus #20 Madison Westbound
  • Exit bus at Madison/United Center
  • Just follow the crowds!

Guaranteed Rate Field (Home to the Chicago White Sox)

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward 95th/Dan Ryan
  • Exit Red Line Train at Sox-35th
  • Walk west to Guaranteed Rate Field or just follow the crowds!

Wrigley Field (Home to the Chicago Cubs)

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Addison
  • Walk west to Wrigley Field or just follow the crowds!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus at Navy Pier Bus Terminal
  • Walk east a short distance to Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Civic Opera House

Directions:
  • Orange line toward the Loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line train at Washington/State
  • Walk .1 mile south to Madison and State
  • Take CTA Bus #20 Madison Westbound
  • Exit bus at Madison and Walker
  • Walk north a short distance on Wacker to Civic Opera House

Second City

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the Loop to Clark/Lake
  • Transfer to Brown line Train toward Kimball
  • Exit Brown line Train at Sedgwick
  • Walk east a short distance to Second City

Symphony Center

Directions:
  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem
  • Exit Green Line Train at Adams/Wabash
  • Walk east a short distance to the Symphony Center